Red is the primary colour that just won’t quit after splashing across catwalks in 2018, and its reign over the runway doesn’t seem to be coming to an end anytime soon; From Valentino to Roberto Cavalli, designers have featured red-heavy AW18/19 collections that signal more is more when it comes to this colour blocking trend. Here at OTL, we’ve compiled the hottest looks - from catwalk creations to street style mavens - to show you how to wear it red for any occasion.
Take your cue from Valentino in a red-to-toe ensemble for the ultimate lady in red look. Take on this tonal trend and opt for a dramatic, wide leg jumpsuit in striking scarlet with keyhole detailing and tie cuffs, for a look that oozes sultry sophistication. A slinky red jumpsuit is an investment piece that shouldn’t be hidden away until after dark, so why not dress this statement style down with a slouchy bag and trainers for a luxe yet laid back look.
Thanks to Coach the midi floral dress is still a solid styling staple despite it being the middle of winter, and how could it not be, when its versatile nature means it can slot in to any season with the addition of a shoe change. Take inspiration from the street style starlets and wear rosy red botanicals in feminine silhouettes with a contrasting, bold boot that toughens up the look, whilst allowing it to still radiate romantic vibes.
Warmth in winter is essential, so rock it in red the outerwear way, and pair this season’s hottest colourway with the go-to texture trend - vinyl. A vinyl trench coat in deep crimson will get you feeling hot under the collar, the right way. Wear it like a Valentino vixen and make Merlot jealous in wine red hi-shine. Our tip? Keep the rest of the look stripped back and pair with neutral and minimal styles, for a high-fashion look. Get inspired by the everyday girl and wear your vinyl trench with blue denim for a city slicker look, or layer over satin for a dreamy texture clash.
For the ultimate red-to-toe look, embody Bowie and strut your stuff like a rock star in a luxe red suit. Nothing says power dressing quite like a satin suit with double-breasted detailing - so whether its bossing the boardroom or going out-out, shine like a gem in ruby red. Take the lead from Carolina Herrera and indulge in tasteful tailoring, or wear this look for daytime dressing with an oversized blazer and a relaxed fit trouser. Dress it down with a classic white sneaker or slip on a heel for happy hour.
Don’t shy away from the shine this season, as designers such as Fendi have proven how sleek the PVC look can be. Make a style statement by wearing fire engine red in the form of a hi-shine, vinyl mini skirt with edgy zip detailing, for a modern look that’s perfect for hitting the town with the girls. Shake up your texture play and pair your red-alert look with a playful tee for a wining, street style inspired look. Break up your red get-up with splashes of pink for a dreamy colour combo that’ll really liven up your look!
Bag yourself this season’s hottest accessory, in a fashion favourite shade of maroon - perfect if you’re feeling red shy and don’t want to commit to the all-out-red look. Wear it like a pro and layer over tailored pieces for a put-together look. The retro waist-cinchers have received a luxe makeover, popularised by the likes of Gucci and Alexander Wang. So, win in red and add a splash of colour and a touch of utility to your look by styling your outfit with an on-trend croc print belt bag.
Play rouge roulette this season and find the perfect shade of red for you, as it’s time to go bold or go home.